Frankenstein Movie And Book Comparison Essay

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Mary Shelley, at the age of nineteen years old, completed the novel Frankenstein with much expertise in the year of 1816. Since then, many directors have made many films of this novel. Even though some of the films are closely related to the book, no film is directly similar. Some elements of the book consist in all of the films; this is because certain themes and plot points, if directly changed, would cause the story to be significantly different. Ninety-four years later, a man by the name of James Searle Dawley, directed a film based on the novel by Mary Shelley. In this film you see that Victor Frankenstein is an intelligent, but misfortunate scientist who creates a monster. Victor becomes morbidly horrified with his creation and…show more content…
James Whale decides to add many new twists to the film that was not used in the novel so that viewers could better understand and relate the plot of the story. Even though many changes were added, a monster was still created by a member of the Frankenstein family and this monster seeks to do harm to his creator as shown in the novel when the monster kills the boy, “Frankenstein! You belong then to my enemy-to him towards whom I have sworn eternal revenge; you shall be my first victim” (Shelley 122). In the film and the novel there is also an impression that Frankenstein may actually not be as much as a monster as he seems, but mislead and confused. In both the film and the novel Frankenstein also is not accepted by the humans, but actually frowned upon and is hunted, as show in the novel, " One of the best of these I entered, but I had hardly placed my foot within the door before the children shrieked and one of the women fainted. The whole village was roused; some fled, some attacked me, until, grievously bruised by stones and many other kinds of missile weapons, I escaped." (Shelley

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